As I watch the unfolding of revolutionary change in Tunisia, Jordan and Egypt, I wonder when the dictators around the world will figure out that in the 21st century, keeping the populace living in fear and ignorance is coming to an end. A college professor of mine asked a question during a lecture, "What is the most important element needed by a populace to have democracy?" Answer - an educated populace, and in my opinion, the second most important component is communication. In today's world, planet wide communication is available in all countries. Not perhaps to all people, but in all countries. What began in Tunisia spread to Egypt, and now Jordan. With mass communication, it will be harder and harder for dictators to maintain what is needed most to maintain power, ignorance.
Death to ignorance means a birth of democracy. Democracy is not perfect, no government is, but it remains the best we have.
A heartfelt salute to those protestors in Egypt, may you step forward into a better future!